Lately there has been an act of evil. A family with Jewish students in Delaware has been harassed, and in their attempt to recieve justiced, has been further intimidated. As it happens, one of the perpetrators of this has been Nedd Kareiva, who runs the StopTheACLU coalition, which I am sad to see is a group you are linked to (your blog links to the site's blog, which is related to the official site).
[note: author included a link to a Jesus' General post included here --basil]
Since you do link to their blog, I would be interested in finding your opinion on this matter, particularly Nedd's statement that he is "pleased" with the effects of this incident.
I look forward to your response,
So, I responded:
Thanks for writing. Of course, if you're THE Zhuge Liang, well, I've been meaning to read your book. I'll get around to it. I promise.
Anyway, to your query. You must have had a busy day, since I understand there is a coordinated effort underway to write many, if not all, of the blogs associated with Stop the ACLU!
You mention that you want my opinion on this matter. I really don't think you want my opinion. I think you've got lots of free time on your hands, being dead 1772 years and all. I just think you have nothing better to do than write me. And all the other people you wrote.
I assume this is your little cause to which you've been assigned? Well, congratulations. You must be happy you didn't get the gay marriage issue to write about. They'd have had a fun time trying to figure out what to write me about, huh?
What's that? Gay marriage? What has that to do with anything?
Well, you see, as you note, I link to Stop the ACLU! And you're making the implication that I agree with everything they do. And they oppose gay marriage. But guess what? I also link to aTypicalJoe, a gay blogger who supports gay marriage. (Yes, I link to many others that support gay marriage, but he's the blogger-supporter to whom I'm closest.)
Hmmm. What a quandary that must be for someone. How can I link to both who have diametrically opposed opinions on such a subject? I'm obviously in favor of gay marriage, by virtue of my linking to Joe, especially since I've linked to him longer. But I'm obviously opposed to gay marriage, since I link to Stop the ACLU!
How can I be both? Well, I can't. And one can't assume I'm one or the other based upon the people I link to.
So, why does my linking to Stop the ACLU! bring up the question of my support or opposition to actions taken by anyone affiliated with that group?
Tell you what. Answer me a question. You got a blog? What's its URL?
Why? I might just link to it.
You have fun with your little email campaign, now, you hear?
I wonder if they'll respond.